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Brief News From Lanzarote - Week 41, 2016

Swimmer dies in Puerto del Carmen

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An Irishman drowned in Puerto del Carmen on the beach in front of Hotel Fariones last Saturday. Fellow bathers attempted CPR before an ambulance team took over, but they were unable to revive him. A reader who was there at the time contacted us with concerns about the speed of response and the lack of help from staff at the nearby hotel - we’re trying to find out more.  read more »

Tenerife Quakes - The Truth

Tenerife Cabildo has slammed the British tabloid press for their reporting of the mini quakes in the island.

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Typical of the headlines was the Daily Express with “Panic on Tenerife amid fears huge Mount Teide is about to blow!” The article was accompanied by an image of a volcano erupting and spewing lava and ash.

The Daily Star had “Brit Hols Volcano Ready to Blow” and again showed images of huge flames leaping from a volcano that clearly is not Teide.   read more »

Monarch Update - 12 Day Extension

Tour operator and airline Monarch came back from the brink late last night when they were granted a 12 day extension to their ATOL licence, which was due for renewal at midnight last night.

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The Civil Aviation Authority issued the following statement:  read more »

Lanzarote News in Brief - Week 40, 2016

Contract awarded to refurbish cycle way

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The Cabildo has awarded a contract to refurbish the promenade and create a cycle path between Melia Salinas Hotel in Costa Teguise and the Port of Los Marmoles in Arrecife. The contract is worth €1.2 million and should take 7 months for completion.  read more »

Lanzarote News In Brief - Week 39, 2016

Calle Princesa Ico Works

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Puerto del Carmen’s Calle Princesa is to be modernised with a €450k investment from Tias Ayuntamiento. The works will include new pavements, asphalt, signage and street furniture, as well as the replacement of underground pipes. The work starts this Monday, and will be completed in five sections, with the aim being to minimise disruption for residents of the area.   read more »

Free Diving World Record Broken

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Jeanine Grasmeijer has been training here off the coast of Puerto del Carmen for the last two months, with locally based  free divers Marianna, Nick and Elyoenai.  read more »

Lanzarote Information News In Brief - Week 38, 2016

Airport Baggage Handlers Strike Ends

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The Swissport airport baggage handlers strike came to an end yesterday (Monday) following a meeting between the union and the company where an agreement was reached. Normal service has been resumed at the airport from today.  read more »

Lanzarote News In Brief - Week 37, 2016

Cabildo announces investment spend details for year so far

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In a typically complex press release, The Cabildo announced this week that the central island government has allocated €42.2 Million of investments on the island’s infrastructure. Highlights are €8.7 Million which has  gone to various municipalities for their own projects, €4.1 Million on road improvements and €8.5 Million for the big project to make out water production energy consumption more sustainable. There has also been a significant spend for the “8th Island” of La Graciosa. A €400,000 budget has been announced to help entrepreneurship and we’ll do our best to find out more about it.  read more »


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